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Metro officer involved in shooting in southeast valley

Las Vegas police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the southeast valley Tuesday morning, a department spokesperson said.
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Officer stabbed, suspect fatally shot in Henderson

A man was shot and killed after he stabbed a Henderson police officer early Tuesday morning, a department spokeswoman said.

Some Mount Charleston residents advised to boil water

Rain-fueled rivers tore through Mount Charleston’s Rainbow Canyon subdivision Monday, flooding homes, washing away roads and compromising the Kyle Canyon water system.


Hoffa, mafia legends could be on LV’s Mount Rushmore

Las Vegas, a city made famous by infamous men, has no statue honoring one of the most important figures in its history: Teamsters union titan James Riddle Hoffa.

Police: Bellagio robber used cash on hookers, clothes

After saying he found a black bag filled with cash, the man charged with robbing the Bellagio Friday night blew through $10,000 on a room at the Hard Rock resort, shopping at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace and four hookers for “socializing,” according to his arrest report.

Conflicted judge’s decision looms in rancher lawsuit

Everybody agrees Nye County rancher Sue Fallini did nothing illegal — including the judge presiding over her case.

World and National

At least 15 die in Israeli shelling of Gaza school, toll exceeds 750

Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U.N.-run school on Thursday, killing at least 15 people as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict climbed over 750 and attempts at a truce remained elusive.

Russia violated important 1987 nuclear missile treaty, US says

In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach “a very serious matter” and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time.

Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado that ripped roofs off homes in suburban Boston, uprooted trees and forced businesses to close.


Affinity Gaming to restructure board of directors

In a statement Monday, Affinity said the company reached agreement with its lenders over a possible default on a portion of its $382.7 million in long-term debt.

Local coffee companies fend off price increases

The world’s largest producer of coffee, Brazil experienced an intense drought that began in January and ended in March, and coffee prices skyrocketed to $2.19 a pound in June. Local coffee companies are aware of the price increase but have resisted passing along higher prices to customers.

Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar in $8.5 billion deal

Dollar Tree is buying rival discounter Family Dollar, giving it a wider reach in the intensifying fight for deal-seeking customers. The $8.5 billion deal will give Dollar Tree more than 13,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada.


Team USA looks to Durant for more than just scoring

The Oklahoma City Thunder star and USA Basketball veteran will be asked to lead — both on and off the court — as the Americans prepare for next month’s FIBA World Cup in Spain. Durant has won gold medals in the last two international competitions — the 2010 FIBA World Championships and the 2012 Olympics in London.

Judge rules against Sterling, OKs sale of Clippers

A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

WSOF 12 Preliminary Card Announced

Seven of the eight fighters scheduled for the preliminary card of the World Series of Fighting event on Aug. 9 at Hard Rock Hotel are Las Vegans.


EDITORIAL: Affordable Care Act’s own words should be its undoing

The Democrats who forced the Affordable Care Act on the American public are predictably outraged that Obamacare appears headed back before the U.S. Supreme Court for another make-or-break appeal on a pillar of the legislation. But for the Obama administration to prevail once more, the justices will have to follow the president’s lead in ignoring the letter of the law.

LETTERS: NV Energy should be reducing rates

To the editor: